Motives? [12:41 pm]
So, what is Google trying to accomplish, really? I can only read this as a pre-emptive strike on something, but I just don’t know what it is that Google is worried about. Google Halts â€˜Miserable Failureâ€™ Link to President Bush
Writing on the Google blog, Matt Cutts, the head of the Googleâ€™s Webspam team, said that Google bombs had not â€œbeen a very high priority for us.â€ But he added: â€œOver time, weâ€™ve seen more people assume that they are Googleâ€™s opinion, or that Google has hand-coded the results for these Google-bombed queries. Thatâ€™s not true, and it seemed like it was worth trying to correct that misperception.â€
Mr. Cutts was not available on Friday to expand on his blog, a Google spokeswoman said. A White House spokesman had no comment on the issue.
Despite the changes by Google, some other Google bombs are still operative.